Report: Spurs midfielder got angry at two of his own teammates in Brighton loss

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Antonio Conte
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According to Football.London’s Alasdair Gold, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was not best pleased with the lack of movement from the Tottenham forwards during the Lilywhites’ 1-0 loss to Brighton.

Tottenham went into the clash on Saturday lunchtime having won their last four Premier League games in a row and looking rampant in front of goal.

However, the Lilywhites put in poor performance and failed to create any clear-cut chances throughout the ninety minutes.

Spurs’ front three of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski, who had looked nearly unstoppable over the past couple of months, put in extremely lacklustre displays, with Kulusevski and Son being replaced by Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn respectively in the second half.

Gold has now revealed that Hojbjerg expressed his discontent to Kane and Son on a couple of occasions during the game.

The journalist reveals the Dane was waving his arms in frustration due to a lack of options ahead of him midway into the first half.

The 26-year-old is said to have done something similar around the hour mark, reportedly having a go at Kane and Son.

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Brighton’s midfielders marshalled Kane well and did not allow the 28-year-old any time or space on the ball. The fact that their central defenders did not step up into midfield to mark Kane meant that the South Korean was also denied space to run in behind.

What surprised me was the fact that Conte did not react by making tactical changes despite our game plan evidently not working on the day.

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